Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 4/1/13
The Miami Marlins could have safely assumed two things heading into their Opening Day game against Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals.1. Theyd probably need a well-pitched game from Ricky Nolasco and the relievers.2. Theyd likely need to make the most of any scoring opportunities against one of baseballs best pitchers.Nolasco certainly did his part, allowing just three hits in six innings. Unfortunately for Miami, two of the hits were Bryce Harper solo home runs that gave Washington a 2-0 victory at Nationals Park on Monday afternoon.Harper, last years National League Rookie of the Year, entered this season swinging a hot bat after hitting .478 this spring. He wasted little time in satisfying the D.C. crowd as he sent a hanging 1-0 curve into the right-field seats with two out in the first.Washingtons young offensive star then led off the fourth by homering on a 3-2 Nolasco slider.Ricky did a nice job, Miamis Mike Redmond said after his first game as a major league manag...
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